Peter Zumthor’s first permanent UK project has made the 14-strong shortlist for this year’s RIBA South West Awards
The renowned Swiss architect’s Secular Retreat near Chivelstone in Devon, where Mole acted as executive architects, features alongside schemes by some of the UK’s biggest names, such as Proctor and Matthews, Haworth Tompkins, Allies and Morrison, and Amin Taha’s practice Groupwork.
Six of the projects are by South West-based practices, including Stonewood Design, Western Design Architects, Jonathan Rhind Architects, New British Design, David Sheppard Architects and AHR’s Bristol office.
RIBA South West regional director Jon Watkins said: ‘[These] awards always bring out the best in architects from across the UK across our vast region, and this year’s shortlist offers quality, diversity of type and scale, excellence in design, and lots of delight’.
All the shortlisted buildings will be assessed by a regional jury, with the winning buildings announced at the RIBA South West awards ceremony on Wednesday 29 May in Bristol.
Making the regional shortlists is the first step on the long road to winning the RIBA Stirling Prize, announced in October. Regional award-winners will be considered for an RIBA National Award (announced in June) with national winners then in contention for the Stirling shortlist.
Last year, 13 projects were shortlisted for a regional award in the South West, with the region’s building of the year named as Feilden Fowles’ pie factory in Somerset, a 6,500m² plant for UK ready-meals company Charlie Bingham, located in a former limestone quarry. In all, there were eight winners in the RIBA South West region.
Knapp Barns, Gloucestershire, Patrick Lewis Architects
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Source: Simon Kennedy
Steepleton, Tetbury, Proctor & Matthews Architects
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Source: Tim Crocker
Bristol Old Vic, Bristol, Haworth Tompkins
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Source: Philip Vile
Kingswood Preparatory School & Nursery, Bath, Stonewood Design
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Source: Craig Auckland
Dancy House, Marlborough, Allies and Morrison
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Source: Nick Guttridge
Harbour View Burial Ground, Western Design Architects
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Source: Shona Race
The Secular Retreat, Devon, Atelier Peter Zumthor (executive architect: Mole Architects)
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Source: Jack Hobhouse
Berberis Boat House, Devon, Wimshurst Pelleriti
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Source: Nick Kane
Trenoweth House, Camborne, Groupwork
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Source: Tim Soar
Farmers Arms, Woolsery, Devon, Jonathan Rhind Architects
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Source: Alexander Rhind
Stealth House, Devon, Guy Greenfield Architects
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Source: Paul Tyagi
Batelease Farm, Devon, New British Design
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Source: George Fielding Photography
The Green House, Devon, David Sheppard Architects
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Source: Joakim Boren
UKHO Headquarters, Devon, AHR
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Source: Daniel Hopkinson